Truths About Tea

Flavonoids in both black and green tea prevent oxidation of LDL-cholesterol (or low-density lipoprotein cholesterol), reduce blood clotting and improve widening of blood vessels in the heart. Studies that looked at the relationship of black tea intake and heart health reported decreased incidence of heart attack, lower cholesterol levels and significantly lower blood pressure.

Effect on Teeth:
Japanese researchers in 2010 reported at least one cup of green tea per day was associated with significantly decreased odds for tooth loss. There have been other studies that have suggested tea may lower the pH of the tooth surface, suppressing the growth of periodontal bacteria. A more likely reason for tea’s anti-cariogenic effect is its fluoride content. Tea usually is brewed with fluoridated water and the tea plant naturally accumulates fluoride from the soil.
The caffeine content of every tea is different depending on the kind of tea used and the way it is brewed. Typical levels for tea are less than half that of coffee, ranging from 20mg to 60mg per 8 ounces, compared to 50mg to 300mg in coffee. Studies found no negative effects on hydration with intakes of up to 400mg of caffeine per day (the amount in about seven cups of the strongest brewed tea).
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Anti-Inflammatory Foods

 Maintaining a diet high in anti-inflammatory foods can ease the adverse reactions to medications, but it also adds a healthy and tasty mix of foods into your meals. These foods also supply us with essential vitamins and minerals that help boost our immune system.
Turmeric:This powerful Asian spice contains a natural anti-inflammatory compound, curcumin, which is often found in curry blends. It is said to have the same effect as over-the counter pain relievers (but without their side effects).
Green Tea:Like produce, this tea contains anti-inflammatory flavonoids that may even help reduce the risks of certain cancers.
Sweet Potato:A great source of complex carbs, fiber, beta-carotene, manganese and vitamin B6 and C, these potatoes actually help heal inflammation in the body.
Blueberries:Blueberries not only reduce inflammation, but they can protect the brain from aging and prevent diseases, such as cancer and dementia. Aim for organic berries, as pesticides are hard to wash away due to their size.
These are just a few of the anti- inflammatory foods!


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